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Posted 11/09/2020   08:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hunter3rd to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The word YORK looks mis-spelled. What do you guys thunk? Error?
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Posted 11/09/2020   09:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Looks under inked - not an error in my opinion
But the word "think" is mis-spelled {-:

Peter
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Edited by Petert4522 - 11/09/2020 09:36 am
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Posted 11/10/2020   10:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Casey Magoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not an error. A lot of these precancels are found inverted and I don't get excited about it.
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Posted 11/11/2020   1:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hunter3rd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like the word YORB.

And thanks for the spelling correction Peter!
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Posted 11/12/2020   10:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add precanceler to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hunter this is a Double Line Electro aka DLE, and appears the sheet of stamps shifted as it was printed thus moving the precancel to the right and the "K" into the perfs. This occurs in many large cities where the demand for precancels was hi, in the millions.
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Posted 11/12/2020   11:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hunter3rd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Precanceler,

Wow I was impressed by your replied knowledge. Thank you so much for this info. On a value stand point, have any clue of the value?
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Posted 11/17/2020   10:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JustAnotherSwell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Please note the balance of the letter "K" on the edge of the left hand perforation (actually it belongs to the stamp immediately to the left on the pane of 100 stamps that were pre-cancelled with the NY overprint).

I have bought many "pre-cancels" like this one in volume for 2-3 cents each. The underlying stamp (without the cancellation) can be bought in volume at 3 for a penny. E-bay lists many multiple offerings.

If you have not already done so, go to www.precancel.com for more information.

A while back I came across a few of these in my general stamp collection. Upon investigation, I discovered a whole new subset of stamp collecting. Pre-cancels can be very exciting (well, within reason....Ha, Ha!).

Good luck.

Greg












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Posted 11/23/2020   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hunter3rd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Greg I have an entire box of pre-cancels. Never really looked at all of them. Thank you so much for the info. I will check the website out.
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